Pre- Project & Project Managers

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Date: 26 Sep 2023

Location: Winsted, MN, US Denton, TX, US Vernon Hills, IL, US

Company: Tetra Pak

At Tetra Pak we commit to making food safe and available, everywhere; and we protect what's good – protecting food, protecting people, and protecting the planet. By doing so we touch millions of people's lives every day. And we need people like you to make it happen.

Job Summary

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We are looking for candidates in Project Management with different experience levels for many opportunities within the company as a Senior Project Manager, Project Manager, Pre-Project Manager Associate Project Manager and Pre-Project Specialist.  You will manage all aspects of system quotations and projects and have overall responsibility and accountability both internally and externally for project success, contributing to the overall sales result and customer satisfaction in the US & Canada.

We have many positions currently open reporting to our Vernon Hills IL (north suburb of Chicago), Greater Minneapolis area, Winsted and Ontario or Canada.  The ideal candidates can be located in these preferred locations or within the US or Ontario Canada. 
You might be travelling up to 30% to 50% of your time on average. 
The US/CA Project Centre will prioritize local candidates (Internal or External), who will not require International relocation to the United States, due our urgency to place the talents in the market.  

What you will do


As a Project Manager you will: 


  • Overall responsibility for project execution and provide project leadership to deliver project result.
  • Secure project deliverables according to project agreement (the contract) and act according to responsibilities in the project charter
  • Breakdown and plan the project into phases and fulfill the plan and project milestones in time and in full according to budget.
  • Drive productivity in project through utilization of global re-useable solutions, processes and tools including quality, project governance, and risk management.
  • Manage scope changes and issue variation orders.
  • Secure project communication and documentation according to project communication plan
  • Provide lesson learned and providing input to improvement or development of processes and tools.
  • Conduct and manage quotation development in conjunction with account managers for systems/modules 
  • Provide sales support by giving technical and/or commercial presentation.
  • Conduct and manage project implementation of sold systems/modules. Provide issue management related to projects.
  • Manage project team and provide feedback to Senior Management on team member performance. Participate in project review board meetings.
  • Continuous education in the area of Project Management with the expectation to obtain or maintain PMP certification.
  • Execute according to Tetra Pak strategy and its elements.

We believe you have


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or Chemical Engineer, Food Science or similar discipline; or equivalent skills and experience
  • PMI certification, or the motivation to attain the PMI certification is required.
  • At least 2 years’ Project Management experience
  • Demonstrable leadership skills and communication skills
  • Negotiations skills and capability to maneuver through political and cultural situations effectively.
  • Industry Related Regulatory Knowledge (PMO, 3A, OSHA, CFR-113, etc.)
  • Microsoft Office; Microsoft Project; SAP; Basic AutoCAD Skills
  • Experience with budgeting, fiscal management, and project planning
  • Very good command of the written and spoken English language.
  • Ideally knowledge of dairy, beverage, cheese, and powder processing 
  • Able to travel extensively during implementation and commissioning of projects. 

We Offer You


  • A variety of exciting challenges with ample opportunities for development and training in a truly global landscape
  • A culture that pioneers a spirit of innovation where our industry experts drive visible results
  • An equal opportunity employment experience that values diversity and inclusion
  • Market competitive compensation and benefits with flexible working arrangements


Pay Equity


Tetra Pak provides the following compensation range that in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position. The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations.
Ranges are determined by role, level and location. Within the range, individual pay is defined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. 
This compensation range is based on a full-time schedule. The estimate displayed is just one component of Tetra Pak's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards include annual performance bonus, competitive benefits, and work-related allowances. 


  • Annual Base Salary Range (ABS): Project Manger and Pre-Project Manager, $97,000.00 – 138,000.00 / Associate Project Manager and Pre-Project Specialist, $75,000.00 - 115,000.00 /  Senior Project Manager,  $125,000.00 - 179,000.00
  • Short-term Incentive/Bonus (Variable Pay): Eligible to performance incentive of 10% of ABS for a Project Manager, Pre-Project Manager, Associate Project Manager and 18% for a Senior Project Manager. 
  • Benefits: 401k company match, paid time off, paid holidays, Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, Paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement and much more!


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If you are inspired to be part of our promise to protect what’s good; for food, people, and the planet, apply through our careers page at


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.